Abu Dhabi to Hold Its 1st Marathon

Abu Dhabi to Hold Its 1st Marathon

Abu Dhabi to Hold Its 1st Marathon The Marathon aims to “showcase the city of Abu Dhabi to a global audience” and attract top competitors Abu Dhabi Sports Councils (ADSC) has announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to host the city’s 1st Marathon. The Inaugural event will be held on 7 […]

UAE is taking Happiness to the World

UAE is taking Happiness to the World

UAE is taking Happiness to the World In a world dominated by many coalitions born of political exigencies, it is a mark of UAE’s visionary strength that it has spearheaded a coalition of nations based on the principles of promoting happiness as a global imperative, said Gulf News in an editorial today. The launch of […]

Welcome to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi $RACE Ferrari World is located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates. The indoor amusement park opened in November 2010. Its centerpiece is Formula Rossa which park claims is the fastest roller coaster in the world. I love Disney World. Since childhood, the park’s rides, ambiance, […]

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi The Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da’Vinci smashed world artwork auction records last month. The world’s most expensive painting Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is to be displayed at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum announced on Wednesday. In a brief […]

Investing in Dubai

Investing in Dubai

The Annual Investment Meeting, AIM, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9th to 11th April 2018 with the participation of leaders, decision-makers and high-level local, regional and international government officials. The annual forum is one of the leading regional events on foreign direct investments, FDI, and is organised by the UAE […]

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi

World’s Most Expensive Painting to be Displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi The Christ by the Renaissance master smashed artwork auction records last month  The world’s most expensive painting Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is to be displayed at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum announced on Wednesday. In a Tweet the Louvre confirmed […]

F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas on the Pole

F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas on the Pole

F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas on the Pole $RACE MercedesAMG’s Valtteri Bottas will start the final race of the 2017 F1 season on the Pole position after posting the quickest time in Qualifying Saturday in Abu Dhabi on the Yas Marina circuit Mr. Bottas will line up on the front row alongside MercedesAMG […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Back on Top after Brazil GP Victory

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Back on Top after Brazil GP Victory

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Back on Top after Brazil GP Victory $RACE Sebastian Vettel’s 5th victory of the year brought some cheer to Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) who had seen their championship hopes dashed in the races since the Summer break. No driver has beaten a MercedesAMG rival in the championship since the V6 hybrid turbo era began […]

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE Quickly away under Paolo Sirigu, sporting the second colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Kasb was the overall leader until just after halfway when headed by Riflescope, racing on the other side of the track. Sirigu’s mount found plenty for pressure though, regaining the initiative 200m […]

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri As Abu Dhabi hotel group Rotana celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Omer Kaddouri explains why the last  have been the toughest yet When UAE hotel group Rotana opened its 1st property in Y 1993, a year after its founding, the Gulf hotel market was unrecognizable from the glittering towers and […]

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode From less traffic congestion on roads to connected healthcare systems, smart cities are moving to revolutionize the way the region functions The GCC region has been witnessing transformation on an unprecedented scale in the last few years, with economic challenges and technological progress having a combined effect on […]

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice Arrive by seaplane, check-in at the underwater lobby and take a Venetian Gondola to your cabin before heading to a floating beach for a swim. Stunning images reveal plans to create a replica of Venice in the United Arab Emirates The Floating Venice will be […]

Top 10 Longest Flights in the World

Top 10 Longest Flights in the World

Top 10 Longest Flights in the World $UAL, $BA, $EADSF Gulf carriers dominate when it comes to ultra long-haul flights Qantas recently made headlines when it announced its decision to re-route its daily Sydney to London service via Singapore instead of Dubai. But the concept of a stopover could soon be abandoned altogether. The Australian carrier […]

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year The Core Savills reveals that there were misconceptions about oversupply in the emirate but rents could continue to soften. Only about 33% of people in Dubai believe the Emirate’s property market has shown signs of recovery, indicating worse sentiment than last year, according to a survey by […]

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during Y 2016 at $103,000 Consumer spending in the UAE is expected to exceed $261-B in Y 2021, compared to nearly $183-B in Y 2016, according to research released by the Dubai Chamber […]

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. With the lowest crime index of just 13.54 in the past six months, and the highest […]

Dubai Backed Hyperloop One Completes Phase 2 Testing

Dubai Backed Hyperloop One Completes Phase 2 Testing

Dubai Backed Hyperloop One Completes Phase 2 Testing The company would open its 1st international office in Dubai in September. Dubai-backed Hyperloop One, the company building the high-speed hyperloop transportation system, has successfully completed the second phase of testing in the Nevada desert, it announced on Wednesday. The company completed Phase 2 testing on 29 […]

Travel Boom in Dubai

Travel Boom in Dubai

Travel Boom in Dubai Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. During the first six months, the top country destinations in terms of total passenger volumes were India, with 5,943,359 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia, the […]

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the US is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they do […]

Abu Dhabi One of the World’s Best Cities

Abu Dhabi One of the World’s Best Cities

Abu Dhabi One of the World’s Best Cities Abu Dhabi has been named the second-best city in the world to live, work and do business in, overtaking both London and Paris and moving up two places since the last Ipsos City Index. More than 18,000 people, aged between 16 and 64, in 26 countries worldwide […]

Abu Dhabi’s Airport Exempt from US Laptop Ban

Abu Dhabi’s Airport Exempt from US Laptop Ban

Abu Dhabi’s Airport Exempt from US Laptop Ban Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi to the US can carry their laptops onto flights, Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan Tweeted Sunday. Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi International Airport have implemented the required initial enhanced security measures. PEDs restriction lifted. Kudos to @EtihadAirways for swift security changes. […]

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is 1 of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree reshuffling the board of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), official news agency WAM reported Tuesday. […]

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, considers the media as an essential partner in comprehensive development. That is why it provides full support to the media to enable it to play its role, along […]

Motor Sports: 2017 Gulf Challenge

Motor Sports: 2017 Gulf Challenge

Mohammed Bin Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates, has announced details of the new 2017 Gulf Challenge, initially a five-round off-road rally series. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the headquarters of the ATCUAE in Dubai, today. “The Gulf Challenge is our first step […]

New Species Of Hippo Found By Abu Dhabi Fossil Experts

New Species Of Hippo Found By Abu Dhabi Fossil Experts

New Species Of Hippo Found By Abu Dhabi Fossil Experts Scientific studies of fossil bones of an extinct relative of the hippopotamus from the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi have identified a previously-unknown species, according to a paper recently published in the specialist journal, ‘Palaeo Vertebrata’. The species has been named Archaeopotamus qeshta, the […]

New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50%

New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50%

New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50% $GE, $HON US-based company Boom plans to begin supersonic passenger jets in the 2020’s US-based company Boom has confirmed that it is working on Supersonic Jets which it hopes to introduce introduce in passenger transport in the 2020’s. The company unveiled its supersonic passenger […]

“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO

“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO

“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO $UAL, $DAL, $AAL Akbar Al Baker says he is not worried about The Trump Administration siding with the Big 3 US airlines The Big 3 US airlines, Delta (NYSE:DAL), American Airways (NYSE:AAL) and United (NYSE:UAL) which are lobbying against the GCC airlines, are “self-centred” […]

Etihad Airways Impresses at Arabian Travel Market

Etihad Airways Impresses at Arabian Travel Market

UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways said it will launch the world’s first mobile exhibition unit at the Arabian Travel Market, ATM, the premium travel and tourism show in Middle East, which opens in Dubai on 24th April. The innovative mobile exhibition will provide delegates with a first-hand experience of its award-winning cabin products and inflight […]

Travel Abu Dhabi: Arabian Travel Market

Travel Abu Dhabi: Arabian Travel Market

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading its largest ever delegation to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month to capitalise and increase on the record numbers of guest arrivals into the emirate. The authority will be joined by 67 stakeholders representing 115 products at the region’s largest travel and […]